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Enable Per-Mailbox Database Journaling

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

Per-mailbox database journaling (also known as standard journaling) delivers a copy of all messages sent to and received by mailboxes on the specified mailbox database to the specified journaling mailbox.

importantImportant:
Journaling mailboxes contain very sensitive information. You must secure journaling mailboxes because they collect messages that are sent to and from recipients in your organization. These messages may be part of legal proceedings or may be subject to regulatory requirements. Various laws require that messages remain tamper-free before they're submitted to an investigatory authority. We recommend that you create policies that govern who can access the journaling mailboxes in your organization, limiting access to only those individuals who have a direct need to access them. Speak with your legal representatives to make sure that your journaling solution complies with all the laws and regulations that apply to your organization.

Looking for other tasks related to journaling? Check out Managing Journaling.

A journaling mailbox has been created. For details, see Create and Configure a Journaling Mailbox.

importantImportant:
There are important security and resource considerations when you configure the journaling mailbox that receives journal reports. For more information, see Understanding Journaling and Understanding Journal Reports.

noteNote:
Because a mailbox database may be part of a database availability group (DAG) and therefore reside on multiple Exchange 2010 servers, mailbox database properties are managed from the Organization Configuration node in the Exchange Management Console.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Journaling" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

  1. Navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.

  2. In the result pane, click the Database Management tab, and then click the mailbox database on which you want to enable journaling.

  3. In the action pane, under the mailbox database name, click Properties.

  4. In <Mailbox Database> Properties, click the Maintenance tab.

  5. Select the Journal Recipient check box, and then click Browse.

  6. In Select Recipient, select the recipient that will receive the journal reports, and then click OK.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Journaling" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

This example enables journaling for the mailbox database Sales Database and sets Sales Database Journal Mailbox as the journal recipient. The JournalRecipient parameter specifies the secured e-mail mailbox to which journal reports are sent.

Set-MailboxDatabase "Sales Database" -JournalRecipient "Sales Database Journal Mailbox"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-MailboxDatabase.

After you enable per-mailbox database journaling, you may also want to:

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